The Purpose Within

What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.
― Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

In search for my purpose
Did I set out –
On an infinite path choked with uncertainty.

Many a question did I meet
But crippled was I left,
With answers that birthed more questions.

Days, I spent counting words
And finding uses for semicolons –
But I was still served a blank page when
Thoughts had screamed themselves sore.

Bringing in politics
Excited did I feel for
My voice was finding its way
Through all the chaos it sought.

On befriending winter, we realised
We both had an affinity
For cold words and bone-chilling pain,
As they left us both
Stronger than before.

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Sheds and cottages did I seek shelter in,
Strangers and old women – took me in,
Feeding on nameless sustenance,
And retiring with hopes of waking up,
But my purpose was not to be seen anywhere.

Fear and oblivion, I met
Succumbing to their manipulative love
Seeing sense for the first time in life
Your purpose is within you,
Give up the search
” they said.

In stark clarity did sight dawn –
The coldest fear unveiling itself
To be the warmest revelation.

Purpose gives meaning to action in the same way that structure gives meaning to data.
― David Amerland, Intentional: How To Live, Love, Work and Play Meaningfully

Thoughtfully yours,
D

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46 thoughts on “The Purpose Within

  1. Dear D, this is brilliant write. I love how it ends. 😍😍 Your purpose is within you,
    Give up the search.” they said. That’s the way it should end, the purpose is within us and many a times we forget that and look around for something. Beautiful as always dear D. 👏👏

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  2. What do I even say?
    This is absolutely Brilliant!!
    “Fear and oblivion, I met
    Succumbing to their manipulative love
    Seeing sense for the first time in life
    ”Your purpose is within you,
    Give up the search.” they said.”
    just BRILLIANT ❤️😍

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  3. Aw thank you so much! It makes me so happy to hear that!
    Absolutely – we’re often blind, I suppose.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read!🤗❤️❤️

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  4. Brilliantly said! I guess answers have an affinity for the element of surprise 😂 Cheers! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!❤️

    Like

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